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1 These statements are from the treatise De Mirab. Ausc., but, as Cuvier remarks, are fabulous, Lemaire, vol. iii. p. 470; Ajasson, vol. vi. p. 458.—B.
3 See c. 30 of this Book.
4 This fable is referred to by Ovid, Metam. B. xv. 1. 414, and by Theophrastus in his Treatise on Stones.
5 See B. xxxvii. c. 11.
6 It is not unusual for animals to cover their excrements with earth, probably from the fact of their being annoyed by the unpleasant odour. —B.
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